Post # 1
So, we will be having our wedding in July in Phoenix (we are fools, I know, but this is the date that works with everyone’s schedules and medical issues). Has anyone else done a wedding when it is going to be over 110 degrees? Any advice?
Everything will be indoors, but I am wondering what do do with my hair. I figure I have to have my hair up, otherwise it will be just a sweaty mess on my neck. Any thoughts on the best sweat proof hair styles?
What kind of dress code is appropriate? I certainly don’t want black tie, but I don’t want people showing up in shorts. I am pretty much okay with anything in between. It will be hot, people should wear what they are comfortable in. How do I communicate this?
Post # 3
People will just wear normal wedding clothes. Most buildings are over cooled with ac in the summer anyway. You go from the ac car to the ac building. No big deal. I got married in cool northern az in the fall, but had to have my dress alterations in the summer in phx where I live. It was insane bc I could only have that satin beast on few a minutes or so and my legs would be pouring sweat and I would be frantic to get it off. This is in an ac cooled house! my advise is crank up the air in your getting ready area and I hope u have a light dress : )
Post # 4
Thanks for the advice! My dress is tea length in a light silk, so hopefully it will not be too hot! I grew up in Phoenix, so I knew a long heavy dress was not an option.
Post # 5
I’ve been to tons of indoor Phoenix weddings. Yes it hard for outside pictures but if the venue is nice you can do pretty good. Generally people dress up nicely. Depending on your venue, you can still have pretty views with in the comforter of the A/C. (I work for a local resort we have several areas you can do this.)
Consider later wedding times too. This will be cooler as it get dark, still hot but cooler. Sunsets are very pretty for ceramony pictures. Make sure that you have lots of water expecially for you!!! Keep hydrated that the most important part, you don’t want to have heat stroke.
If you have a hair dresser they should be used to keeping hair in place for dos. If your doing your own, I’m not a hair dresser but I do my own hair in fancy dos often. (I have hair to my ankles) us hair spray like Aussie Freeze (Highest hold), or Freeze It another brand and your hair will handly high tempatures without dropping.
Hope this helps some!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Twin Oaks Garden House
When I lived in Phoenix I went to a bunch in the summer. As long as your inside you can do whatever you want!
Everyone knew to wear nice clothes but nothing to heavy or layered. Most of them were at 5 or after so it wasnt so hott then.
If you take any photos outside just have your bridesmaids have a fan to cool you down in between.
Make sure your makeup artist doesnt put that cheap stuff on you so if you do sweat it wont wear off!!!!
Have you found all your vendors?? I have some friends that do hair and makeup out there if you are looking for any of that.